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The Mexican

Tom's Recommended Film of the Week

Sorry to say, we have had a nasty virus in our household this week and film time has been cut to a minimum. However, I did watch one several weeks ago, which deserves mentioning. The Mexican is a nice eclectic mix of romantic comedy and action adventure. The cast of Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts and James Gandolfini sounds odd, but works extremely well on the screen. By throwing in a few off the wall characters, like Ted Slocum played by J.K. Simmons and creating some strange situations ripe for comedy, while balancing the volatile romance and the quest for a collectible item, Gore Verbinski achieves a really entertaining film. Well paced and with great attitude, I think this is a film most anyone should enjoy.